2013 Volvo S80 T6 AWD Platinum

As Volvo continues to search for its identity amidst corporate leadership differences, the company’s lineup is in need of a full reboot.  This second generation S80, the company’s flagship, dates back to 2007.  Which is why I wasn’t expecting the…

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2013 Lexus RX 450h

Lexus struck gold when it released the first RX in the late 90’s, pioneering the small, luxury SUV segment…and to this day it remains their best-selling vehicle by almost a 2-to-1 margin.  The hybrid version came along in 2005 and…

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2013 Kia Sportage EX AWD

The Sportage is fighting a tough battle in a hotly contested small CUV segment, featuring heavy hitters such as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. And so far, the Sportage hasn’t taken off like some other Kia vehicles.  Sales languish…

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T

With the departure of the 7-passenger Veracruz, Hyundai is capitalizing on the popular Santa Fe name to help re-launch its most spacious vehicle.  So this 5-passenger model, similar in size to the outgoing Santa Fe, is called the Sport.  And…

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2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT

Though Chevy refers to it as a mini car – that burgeoning new genre of minuscule city vehicles – it has enough passenger and cargo room for the EPA to classify it as a subcompact.  And for those shopping this…

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